Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Intellect and Faith

In reading a discussion on biblical interpretation, doctrine, belief, and all that goes with it, I began to seriously question the validity of it all. It really grew wearisome after a while. These were individuals far more scholarly and academic than me. I recognize I'm not in their league. Let me be quick to add that I believe we need people of this caliber. God knows what he is doing when he creates people with the intellectual capacity of scholars and academics.
On the other hand, I have a great admiration for those who are not intellectuals, but who take the Word at face value, and go forth by faith to say and do, in their limited theological understanding, what they see in the Word of God. The results are transformed lives, healed souls and bodies, and the kingdom being advanced. These are simple people with a simple faith and God works with and through them as they step out. We read of these kind of people in the Scriptures as well as documented reports coming from mostly China, India, Africa, South America and other third world countries.
Enough pontificating! Jesus said unless we become like little children, we'll not enter the kingdom. Little children are great when it comes to faith. So we can only enter the activity of Christ and his kingdom when we become like little children in their faith. Lord give us grace!

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